Shirley F. McMahon December 5, 2022 Shirley F. McMahon passed away at home on Monday, December 5, 2022, surrounded by her family. Born May 19, 1931, in Lysander to Glen and Bernice Reeves Foster, she graduated in 1948 from Baldwinsville Academy and the Crane School of Music at Potsdam College in 1952. Shirley married Thomas Albert McMahon in 1953 and moved to Moravia, where their three boys were born. After relocating back to Baldwinsville in 1963, she worked as an elementary music teacher in Liverpool and briefly in Baldwinsville, retiring from Liverpool Central Schools in 1989. Shirley was a faithful worshipper at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville for over fifty years, where she performed in the bell choir and played piano. In retirement, she and Tom enjoyed traveling the country, walking at Beaver Lake and spending time with grandchildren. Shirley was a member of the Betsy Baldwin chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Shirley was predeceased by her brother, Robert Foster in 2001, and her husband, Tom in 2012. She is survived by sister-in-law, Joan Kisselstein Foster of Baldwinsville; sons, Andy (Janet) of Colorado Springs, CO; Tim (Sally) and Steve, both of Baldwinsville; grandchildren, Ben Davis (Candace), Michael McMahon (Kristen), Amy Scherman (Parker), Holly (Dana), Jackson, Amanda, Claire, Eliza and Catherine McMahon; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, December 8 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 17 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Female Charitable Society located at 10 River Street in Baldwinsville.
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